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  • What Major Risks Do Homeowners Face When Making a Home Remodeling Decision?

    What Major Risks Do Homeowners Face When Making a Home Remodeling Decision?

    According to the Certified Contractors Network (CCN), “homeowners have a lot of fear when they are faced with making a home improvement decision. They worry about whether or not they are making the right choice when it comes to contractors. Will they be able to deliver on their promises? Are they financially strong or could… Read more »

  • How thick is roofing slate?

    How thick is roofing slate?

    It is important when purchasing a new slate roof or slate roofing repairs that the contractor is specific as to the type and thickness of the slate proposed…. Standard Thickness: Defined as 1/4″ slate of nominal thickness, +/- 1/16″. Shingles are hand-picked to be of uniform thickness with no more than 1/8″ variation in surface… Read more »

  • What to do if you hava a dispute with a contractor?

    What to do if you hava a dispute with a contractor?

    Construction work is not an exact science. The contractor, and the project are exposed to numerous uncontrollable conditions, such as, unforeseen weather delays, material delays, working projects expanding in scope and impacting the schedules of pending projects, manpower problems, etc. Any one of these conditions or a combination of them can trigger a dispute. What… Read more »